I don't know what nine bad ideas Newt has. Perhaps you're referring to his session on the couch with Nancy Pelosi. He himself admits the photo shoot was stupid but one can say only with the advantage of hindsight that belief of scientific claims of global warming was stupid. In fact, the science remains disputed to this day. Gingrich opposed left-wing remedies for global warming. The idea of global warming is a question of scientific fact, not political opinion. The reaction to global warming, if one accepts the science which supports it, is to provide conservative solutions.
Nor is it crazy to suggest the next conflict might well be fought and won, or lost, in space and it makes a great deal of sense to divert a portion of a massive defense budget from wasteful boondoggles to the real theater.
As to Gingrich's speech concerning space, it is easy to dismiss the speech in sweeping generalities but the particulars of the speech make sense. Gingrich was not advocating federal programs on large-scale but a federal private partnership stimulated, not with massive government subsidies, but with limited prize money. This idea is not particularly attractive to me, but it is not crazy.
Were you referring to something else?
I much prefer Newt to any other candidate in the race. Knowing full well his propensity to shoot from the hip.
Have been warned about falling for my desire to see him dismember Obozo with his speech and wit. But it is something I cannot bring myself to not want to see. An irresistible urge.
Absolutely loath Mitt Romney. Phoney. Having stated that, I will not vote 3rd party if he is nominated. But I already told at least 1 GOP national official, that if Mitt is forced on us, after the election I will find another party that wants to save the nation.